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“It's a motel with a very little charm.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kamuela Inn

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Kamuela Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Waimea
Big Island, HI
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“It's a motel with a very little charm.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

A fairly mediocre motel room. Clean, not too small, but when was the last time you stayed in a motel room with a fifteen inch TV and paint peeling from outside the shower stall because the shower curtain was too small? Could be a nice property, but needs some serious investment. Nice little sitting areas, but still a motel. I would expect to pay about $20 less, but the parking lot was full, so go figure. Not a lot of alternatives here for short visits.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

We stayed here after our trip to Mauna Kea summit. The inn was really full as there was some kind of event in the area. The room was ok, about what we expected for the price we paid. We were on the ground floor and had a light shining directly into the room that we couldn't block out with the curtains.
In the middle of the night, a maintenance worker burst through the front door of our room and woke us up, scared the heck out of us and then told us "sorry, wrong room". I am a light sleeper and couldn't get back to sleep after that!
The breakfast was ok, again about what we expected for the price. The staff were reasonably friendly but didn't go out of their way to make us feel welcome. If we returned to Waimea we would probably try a different inn or B&B.

Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Aiea, Hawaii, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

Located on Kawaihae Road in Waimea, on the Big Island of Hawaii, this charming bed-and-breakfast is clean, comfortable, and affordable!!! The rooms range from $59/nite plus tax to $185 for 2-bdrm suites/nite + tax. Freshly baked scones, muffins, and breads in the coffee lanai every morning; and the staff is so friendly and helpful. Mauna Kea observatories are a short drive away, horseback-riding and kayak adventures, and of course the famous continuously erupting Kilauea Iki volcano.

Room Tip: Book ahead of time. The 32 rooms fill up quickly.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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67 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

Inn definetly needs some heavey duty cleaning for a little more money the waimea lodge is a lot nicer

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

if you don't want to spend a fortune and you just need a bed for the night this is a good option. The place needs to be refurbished, but again for the price paid I had clean bed. a sign says continental breakfast, but the only thing you can have is a cup of coffee or tea. but it's ok. the place is near everything and you can reach the best restaurant of the town in walking distance. good value for the price - if you are on budget this is your hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Kamuela Inn

Property: Kamuela Inn
Address: 65-1300 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Waimea
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Waimea
Price range (per night): $103 - $247
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kamuela Inn is a 30-room boutique hotel in the heart of Waimea on the island of Hawaii. Located just a 45-minute drive from the Keahole Airport in Kailua-Kona, and hour's drive from the Hilo Airport, Kamuela Inn serves as a great spot for visiting all that the island has to offer. Serving a daily complimentary continental breakfast, our guests start their day off right with a delicious selection of pastries, breads, cereals, oatmeal, fresh fruit, boiled eggs and of course, the famous Roy's Kona Coffee blend. Guests also can't stop raving about their beautiful night's sleep on our Simmon's Felicity pillowtop beds and Natural Comfort allergen free pillows, and being snuggled in our soft Comfy sheets. There's just too much to share. Just come and visit us and see for yourself! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Kamuela Hotel Waimea

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